Jonathan denies collecting N300m, bulletproof cars gift from David Lyon

former president Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the alleged N300,000,000 and bulletproof cars gifts reportedly given to him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa.

daily focus nigeria reports that in a statement issued by Jonathan’s media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, on the purported gift, the ex-president described the story as false and malicious.

A report had claimed that the alleged money and vehicles were part of logistics given to Jonathan’s family to cater to their guests ahead of the botched inauguration.

Jonathan denies collecting N300m, bulletproof cars gift from David Lyon But in his reaction, Jonathan said the report was not only patently fictitious but malevolent, inciting and provocative.

The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to a malicious and false story planted in the social media by APC Reformation Forum, a nebulous group that claims kinship with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, calling on the former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to refund N300 million and bulletproof cars given to him by David Lyon, the APC candidate in the last governorship election.

“In the first place, there was no reason for APC or anybody else to offer money and vehicles to the former President for logistics over an inauguration programme in which he was not involved.

“We make bold to state that there is no vehicle in the possession of former president Jonathan given to him by the All Progressive Congress. This is an insufferable lie. If anyone on earth knows of such a vehicle, they should expose the particulars of the said vehicle to the public.”

Eze said the claim by the group was nothing but a fairy-tale scripted to tarnish the good reputation of the former president whom Nigerians and the rest of the world hold in very high esteem.

He said: “We condemn in entirety this growing culture of sustained falsehood against the person and family of Dr Jonathan by shady and shadowy characters. We urge Bayelsans and Nigerians to disregard the story as it contains no grain of truth.

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